Day: August 10, 2020

Russian referee to take LIE DETECTOR test after penalty scandal as Spartak Moscow owner threatens to pull team from league (VIDEO)

Two Russian match officials will be provided polygraph exams right after remaining branded ‘clowns’ above a penalty row in Spartak Moscow’s draw with Sochi, next which the Moscow club’s operator threatened to pull the team from the league.

Sochi were being awarded a dubious 90th-moment penalty at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow which Christian Noboa duly transformed to make a two-two draw in the teams’ opening video game of the new Russian Premier League year on Sunday. 

The people had previously transformed a initial-fifty percent place-kick to convey on their own back into the video game right after Spartak had raced into a two- lead right after just ten minutes.

The two penalties in opposition to Spartak were being awarded by referee Vasily Kazartsev with the help of the Online video Assistant Referee (VAR), though the second in particular was hugely controversial right after Sochi substitute Anatoli Nemchenko went down less than get in touch with from Samuel Gigot even with the Spartak defender showing up to halt short of difficult the midfielder. 

Enraged Spartak lovers – who by now felt aggrieved at a collection of decisions in opposition to their team for the duration of the run-in to past year – took to social media en mass to vent their anger right after the video game, though club operator Leonid Fedun, a rich shareholder at electricity giants Lukoil, went 1 move further by threatening to pull the team out of the competition.

“You really don’t want to assistance me. I will announce tomorrow that we are withdrawing from the championship,” fumed Fedun right after the match.  

“Let them play without us… I really don’t want to take part in this clownery that was staged and devote money as well. [If] Spartak is not desired, [then] it is not desired.”

Fedun has given that reportedly been talked out of his stance by the president of the Russian Football Union, Alexander Dyukov, though he has identified as for foreign officials to function with VAR amid frequent criticism of its software in Russian football.

Referee Kazartsev has been suspended above the decisions while a conclusion is still to be designed on VAR assistant Alexey Eskov. 

In accordance to stories in the Russian media, both of those guys will have to acquire lie detector exams – probably on Tuesday or Wednesday – to response thoughts above the integrity of the decisions for the duration of the video game.

Polygraphs have earlier been utilized to problem match officials and Russian Football Union workforce the place there is the suspicion of biased refereeing or probable betting irregularities.

The measures, however, are unlikely to quell the anger of the Spartak fanbase and club officials as they dropped details at the commencing of a year that they will hope brings superior fortunes than their meek mid-desk complete for the duration of their past marketing campaign, which came to an conclusion in July.

They commenced brightly on Sunday in